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REDLINE Speaks: Detroit 2020: A Question of Economic Inequality

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Wayne County Community College Northwest Campus

8200 Outer Drive W

Detroit, MI 48219

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REDLINE Speaks is a quarterly town hall meeting designed to spotlight the socioeconomic issues facing many Detroiters in a majority black city that is ranked among the largest in the nation on the poverty index. The community conversation, is both a listening and solution-oriented forum about the multitude of challenges that many poor and low-income families are dealing with in an uneven recovery. The goal is to unearth those ignored issues and bring them to the attention of those charged with the responsibility of serving the needs of Detroiters.

Detroit 2020: A Question of Economic Inequality is the first edition in this town hall series, which will focus on how Detroit's economic inequality crisis factors into the 2020 presidential election. Where Detroit and the state sits in the coming national election, as well as the role of Mayor Mike Duggan and Governor Gretchen Whitmer in addressing inequality will all be a focus of this town hall meeting. The town hall will feature a PANEL of Speakers who will discuss a wide range of issues affecting Detroit's economic growth as well as engage audience members about how best to tackle those issues and ensure political accountability.

The town hall moderator is Bankole Thompson, the host of REDLINE on 910 AM Super Station-Detroit, weekdays, 11am-1pm EST. Thompson is a twice-a-week opinion columnist at The Detroit News, where his column appears on Mondays and Thursdays. He is the editor-in-chief of The PuLSE Institute, Detroit's anti-poverty think tank.

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